This is the last of my pre-show dolls and I am posting her last because she was the one who found a new home last Saturday.
She is a fox girl with a fox covered dress!
Now, I am working on finishing up 2 pieces (2 kitties) that I didn’t finish before the show. And also trying to deal with the chaos in my studio and maybe even get some fun and or home sewing done. I am happy to be back in the studio and not spending full days on the computer!
I was frantically finishing pieces to take to the Arts Festival last Saturday. I had a small pile of kitties and foxes that were sewed up and stuffed but not dressed. I got most of them finished by last Friday night (5 out of 7)! Only one sold so the rest will be going into my etsy shop this week. And, I will be posting them here too and the sold one will come last :-)
I think this fox girl is looking very bright and summer-y.
I like her expression which looks curious to me.
It can take a while to get everything posted into the shop. So far, I have all the owls posted. If you saw anything that I’ve posted since I got back from LA (the last month- owls, tiny worlds) that you’d be interested in purchasing, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you all the details.
She has a vintage Laura Ashley fabric dress. Oh, the 70′s!
I finally have a finished piece to show you!
This fox was a request from someone at CraftBoston, back in December. She saw this fox and then came back later but someone else had taken her home. I was asked if I could make another with the same fabric. Luckily, I still had it!
This fox (body) is made of some hand-dyed (by me) wool. I love the richness of the color.
William Morris inspired dress fabric, cashmere sweater with 1 antique button, Liberty of London wool shawl, wool felt purse. Hurray for finally #1- 2017 finished doll!
She has a fancy wool coat made of Liberty of London peacock print. The fabric was a shawl/scarf that I wore for years until wear and moths indicated it was time for it to have a new life.
And she has a silk ribbon bow.
Her dress is baby wale corduroy and is also my new fox dress design. I am thinking I might want to make something along the same lines for me!
Her coat is excellent camouflage!
Yesterday when I was taking photos, the temp was in the high 50′s. Today, snow.
Three more fox girls and then on to the next thing. Wow- 6 solid weeks of foxes for me. I think I’ve got them out of my system for now.
A fox girl in teal with a bunny in her basket!
I love how the teal and green look against the orange and rusty brown herringbone wool.
I used some of my antique lace. It can be a push to get over the too-precious-to-use syndrome.
This is a new design dress that I’ve been working on- no waist gathering. I like how it has sort of a 60′s vibe.
Hi little bunny!
And a new batch of foxes. First are a few little girl foxes-
I am still having fun with the foxes and I have piles of fabrics all over my studio that I’d love to match up with the perfect fox. Kind of a disaster really!
I couldn’t wait to make something out of this lovely wool blend boucle knit. Of course it is perfect for a fox sweater!
It was pouring rain and very gloomy when I finished her up and there was no time to wait before she went into the window. I had to take photos in what were not ideal lighting conditions so these are the best I got.
She has a tin bee pin on her backpack.
Tomorrow I will post photos of the foxes in place in the window.
One more photo! Here she is, waiting for her turn to go into the window.
The fabrics in this sweet girl fox have stories. The wool I used for her body is some that I dyed and somehow, when I look at it, it seems to have a life. I bought the fabric in the dress when I was in Portland last summer. And her Liberty wool shawl is made from a shawl/scarf that I wore for years before I wore it right out. Time to turn the beautiful fabric into something new.
I made her a bag for her knitting project.
She will stay warm in her wool coat and shawl.
She is made of an orange knit, a former sweater.
Here is a close-up of her purse contents-